The Post-9/11 American Conundrum: How to Win the War of Ideas in the World of Islam
APCSS Professor Ehsan Ahrari has written an article entitled “The Post-9/11 American Conundrum: How to Win the War of Ideas in the World of Islam.” The article published in the latest edition of Mediterranean Quarterly describes the challenges of conducting a public diplomacy campaign in the Muslim world.
His article describes how today’s campaigns compare to cold war campaigns and what impediments exist to a successful public diplomacy effort.
According to Dr. Ahrari, “Given the enormity and intricacy of the issues involved, the ‘war on ideas’ is not likely to come to an end during the remainder of this decade or even in the next decade. He further outlines what is necessary for a meaningful exchange a dialogue between the United States and the world of Islam.
The article can be found on the web at: http://mq.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/19/2/82
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